Dom is a widower and a father of four single children. He is raising his children in the small village of Kompong Speu province. Dom is the operator of a transportation business in his community, besides having a rice farming business. He has been doing this for almost 20 years, earning an average income of 8,000 KHR per day. He wants earn more income to secure his family financially, but his old motorcycle breaks frequently, which affects his operation and decreases his income. For this reason, Dom sold his motorcycle and decided to seek a loan in the amount of $600 to purchase a new one. This will enable him to keep improving his business for the overall well-being of his family. In the future, he hopes that he can have extra plots of farmland and send some of his children to be educated at a good college.
Hattha Kaksekar Limited is one of the largest and most successful microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia. The organization provides microfinance services to the poor, particularly women, in urban and rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the outreach of HKL’s financial services to a greater number of clients in rural areas of Cambodia.